Seed Library

A partnership between LifeCycles and the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Victoria Seed Library is a way for hobby and beginner gardeners to share seeds and steward a regionally adapted seed collection. Together we are working to keep seeds in the public domain and support food security and biodiversity.

Seed Swaps

To sign seeds out from our collection you must be a member. Membership is free, and simply requires attendance at one of our learning events (see below). Anyone can give seeds to the seed library!

We will be hosting seed swaps at the downtown library (Central Branch) from 10:00-1:00 every Saturday from February 24 to April 28. Drop by and talk gardening with us!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR SEED CATALOGUE

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROJECT

Garden Learning

Click each heading below for more information and to sign up.

Member Orientation/Seed Saving 101

Multiple Dates

Bees in the Capital Region

Feb 21, 6:30PM

Propagating & Growing Native Plants

March 22, 6:30PM

Saving Seed from Flowers

Apr 26, 6:30PM

Healthy Soil for a Hearty Garden

May 26, 10:00AM

Healing City Soils

June 23, 10:00AM

Harvesting Ripe Seed

Sept 20, 6:30PM

Get Involved

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
February 20th, 2018. Click above link for more information and to sign up.
SEED STEWARD PROGRAM
This year, we're looking for growers with some experience to bulk up some of the rare and endangered seeds in our collection. If you're interested in supporting the conservation of a seed varietal, please: Contact diggers@lifecyclesproject.ca if you'd like to participate as a seed steward.

Do you want to start a Seed Library in your community? We support the creation of new Seed Libraries in BC. For more information on seed saving and starting you own Seed Library follow the link below.